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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has thanked UN Member States for a new resolution on human rights in occupied Crimea.

"Despite Russia's fierce resistance UNGA Third Committee has just adopted new draft resolution condemning blatant human rights violations perpetrated by Russia, the occupying power, in the Ukrainian Crimea," the president wrote on Facebook.

"The resolution explicitly mentions the cases of Ukrainian political prisoners of the Kremlin. Our struggle for their freedom goes on. Russia will not escape international responsibility for aggression, occupation and human rights violations," Poroshenko said.

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"Grateful to UN Member States for their unwavering solidarity with Ukraine!" said the Ukrainian leader.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) endorsed the newly updated draft of the resolution titled: "Situation of human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine."